Why Current Voter Register Should Be Scrapped – Tinubu


A former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has advised Acting President Goodluck Jonathan to cancel the current voters register.

Speaking with newsmen at the presidential wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja on Thursday, Tinubu described the register as a fraud.

He said: “I am going to write a petition to the president, if he wants this country to move forward, he has to scrap the voters register.

“He has to scrap it and start afresh because what we have right now is a fraud. If you plant a corn, you don’t expect to reap pineapple.

“The data base of which the registry is housed is a fraud. I am going now to Edo State to campaign for the integrity of our election. “

The former governor, who arrived in the country from Ghana, also lauded the government for not extending Prof. Maurice Iwu’s term as INEC Chairman.

According to Tinubu, government’s action is in response to criticism of the INEC chairman’s conduct of the 2007 election.

The federal government on Wednesday ordered Iwu to proceed on his terminal leave and hand over to the most senior commissioner in the commission.

The former governor, however, noted that the future of the nation could only be guaranteed with a stable democratic practice.

“We will be moving around the country to sensitise the general public on the need for one man, one vote based upon reliable verifiable data of registered voters.

“We believe in it. Our belief is in constitutional democracy. That is why I did not support the third term bid,” Tinubu said.